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Old 11-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #1351
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I have an F109, I put f104 rubber tires and rims on it. Now the ride height is 9 mm in the front. How can I get it down to 4 or 5 mm? Is there an easy solution? There's no way to shim it. We have to run rubber tires at the carpet track I race on. If the front king pin longer, I could put a shim under the steering block. What other car runs that size king pin? Does f103 make an optional front end? I know that tamiya makes shims for their front end.
Thanks, Floyd.
You can mess with the spacers on the king pins some to lower the front. But in the back once you use the lowest ride height adapters you still end up with a really tall rear ride height. I've been thinking on using washers under the bulkheads to lower it more...not ideal but it might work.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #1352
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i made a bunch of spacers that fit under the bulkheads, they work perfect.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #1353
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Change the tires to the F 103 wheels and Ride rubber tires!! Their MUCH closer to the correct size!!! F 104 tires are taller!!
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Indeed, get the ride rubbers or any other tyres suitable for the Tamiya F103.

Alteranatively, you could do what i did and change the entire front end of the 109 to the 104 front end.

I have an f104 that i run on ashphalt and a 109 that i run on carpet. Both use 104 tyres, both have 104 front ends, and 104 body sets, and run the 104 diff/drive shaft. Makes it much easier for me parts wise.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #1354
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What is going on in 109 land.
I have been having trouble finding parts here in the us.
I don't see too many/any kits/parts on Ebay anymore either.
Anything strange going on?
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #1355
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you can always get parts directly from 3racing. they ship in stock items next day.

and you dont need that many spares for f109
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^^^^^ apparently he has never visited horsham--
Has anybody on here ever had a prob w/ the roll shock shaft bending??
It has happened to 4 cars @ horsham-- 2 were mine
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:26 PM   #1357
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The best rubber tires I have found are RIDE... problem is they are next to impossible to find in the States... but you can easily order from Hong Kong... I do it all the time with no problems from RC Market... expect to wait about 16 days before they arrive... They are always on two week back order...
Have you tried the Shimizu Racing tires for the F103? Thanks!
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i made a bunch of spacers that fit under the bulkheads, they work perfect.
Nice...got pics?
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:47 PM   #1359
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Have you tried the Shimizu Racing tires for the F103? Thanks!
TQ RC Racing now stock Ride & Shimizu tires
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TQ RC Racing now stock Ride & Shimizu tires
Thanks Dave...

Ride F1 tires and Shimizu tires are back in stock now.

For more information -> http://www.tqrcracing.com

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #1361
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Has anyone tried experimenting with using some different tire inserts for better grip and handling of their car?

Was thinking of trying some 1:10 mini inserts or maybe cutting up some old touring car inserts.

Just interested to see if anyone has tried this already and what they found??

Am running Ride F103 med and TRG tires with a silvercan power if that is relevant.
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RW Racing Scythe spur gears have 8 x 1/8th ball holes at exactly the same diameter as the kit gear. We use 48s but I imagine the 64s are identical.
do the 48dp ones take a bearing to fit on the axle?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:17 AM   #1363
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Been working on this.
So far on carpet/foams it seems to settle down the rear a bit
on quick right/left turns.I am sill working on it but will keep you all
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Have not tried it yet with fore/aft battery (will do next weekend).
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j.d.roost have you totally removed the side spings on the car? and now using those red shocks attached to the centre.. very interested in how this works for you.. give us some pics side on.. can u still run it with the bat down the centre? I have tried turning my bat just to see what it would do.. and it makes my car really taily..
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j.d.roost have you totally removed the side spings on the car? and now using those red shocks attached to the centre.. very interested in how this works for you.. give us some pics side on.. can u still run it with the bat down the centre? I have tried turning my bat just to see what it would do.. and it makes my car really taily..
I have the crc spring mod installed.
Those red "shocks" are crc gen-x dampers cut down so the body fits.
I can run the pack front to back if I want to.
The rear located pack works better on carpet with foams.
Still a work in progress.... will keep you posted.
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